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Updated - Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

May 12, 2016 09:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...


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Moscow Plays Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Against Crimean Tatars

May 27, 2016

According to Refat Chubarov, the president of the Crimean Tatar World Congress and the elected chairperson of the Mejlis (the quasi-governing assembly of the Crimean Tatars), the Russian Federation is in the process of creating a...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia

Sufi-Salafist Tension Rises as Insurgent Violence Decreases in North Caucasus

May 27, 2016

A well-known and popular Salafist preacher, Khamzat Chumakov, continues to spark controversy in Ingushetia. Chumakov responds to accusations made against him in Chechnya with lengthy rebuttals and comments made during his...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Ukraine Insists on International Police Mission in Donetsk-Luhansk

May 27, 2016

The top leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine (the “Normandy Group”) conferred by telephone on the night of May 23–24, at Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s initiative. Poroshenko sought an endorsement of Kyiv’s...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Russian Authorities Appear to Exaggerate Level of IS Activity

May 26, 2016

On May 21, Russian media reported that a group of young people with ties to the so-called Islamic State (IS) had been detained. According to the police, “the group consisted of four residents of Ingushetia and was established to...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Transit, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part Two)

May 26, 2016

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US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland held talks, in Moscow, with Russian presidential advisor Vladislav Surkov, on May 17–18 (see Part One). According to the United States...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part One)

May 26, 2016

Informal discussions are sputtering along between Washington and Moscow over implementation of the Minsk armistice in Ukraine. This bilateral process originated in May 2015 as an accompaniment to the Barack Obama administration’s...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Euphoria in Kyiv and Soul-Searching in Moscow After Prisoner Exchange

May 26, 2016

 

Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force helicopter pilot, was captured by Moscow-backed separatist forces during fighting in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, in the summer of 2014, and ended up in a Russian jail....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Russia’s Kerch Bridge: Time to Act for Ukraine

May 25, 2016

The bout of great-power euphoria sparked by the 2014 annexation of Crimea did not last long in Russia. The Kremlin quickly realized the region’s total dependence on mainland Ukraine. Over the past 60 years, heavy capital and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Transit, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia

Ethnic Russians Sound Alarm About Declining Russian Presence in Tuva

May 25, 2016

On May 18, the authoritative Russian newspaper Kommersant published an unexpected appeal on behalf of ethnic Russians living in Siberia’s Republic of Tuva. Rossiyane, a union of Russian-speaking citizens in the republic,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Russia, Far East/Siberia

Strange Bedfellows: Latvian Nationalists and Ethnic Russians Both Want to Block Entrance of More Russians

May 24, 2016

It has often been remarked that politics can make strange bedfellows, bringing together groups that one could not imagine agreeing on anything. That is what has been happening in Latvia, where Latvian nationalists and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Europe, Baltics, Russia

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Russia’s Conflict Against Ukraine and the West: The Religious Dimension

March 17, 2016 05:03 PM

The conflict Russia is waging against Ukraine has, from the very beginning, had many different dimensions. Currently, it is increasingly assuming the narrative and form of an existential conflict...


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Moscow Plays Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Against Crimean Tatars

May 27, 2016 09:45 PM

According to Refat Chubarov, the president of the Crimean Tatar World Congress and the elected chairperson of the Mejlis (the quasi-governing assembly of the Crimean Tatars), the Russian Federation...


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Russia’s Kerch Bridge: Time to Act for Ukraine

May 25, 2016 04:24 PM

The bout of great-power euphoria sparked by the 2014 annexation of Crimea did not last long in Russia. The Kremlin quickly realized the region’s total dependence on mainland Ukraine. Over the past 60...


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Ukraine Insists on International Police Mission in Donetsk-Luhansk

May 27, 2016 09:09 PM

The top leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine (the “Normandy Group”) conferred by telephone on the night of May 23–24, at Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s initiative. Poroshenko sought...


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Moscow Plays Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Against Crimean Tatars

May 27, 2016 09:45 PM

According to Refat Chubarov, the president of the Crimean Tatar World Congress and the elected chairperson of the Mejlis (the quasi-governing assembly of the Crimean Tatars), the Russian Federation...


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Sufi-Salafist Tension Rises as Insurgent Violence Decreases in North Caucasus

May 27, 2016 09:43 PM

A well-known and popular Salafist preacher, Khamzat Chumakov, continues to spark controversy in Ingushetia. Chumakov responds to accusations made against him in Chechnya with lengthy rebuttals and...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia
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Natural Gas Routinely Embezzled in Dagestan, Former Official Alleges

May 11, 2016 01:49 PM

At the start of May, an unusual trial concluded in Dagestan. Regional authorities charged the republic’s former deputy prime minister, Magomedgusen Nasrutdinov, with fraud and sentenced him to five...


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